The Pearl at the Gate [NOOK Book]

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For her transgression, she will pay?with screams of forbidden pleasure.

After a lifetime of hard work, Captain Roake Barbenoir finally has all he has ever wanted. Wealth, social position, and the epitome of an ideal wife, the beautiful and well-born Jenesta. Of all his treasures, she is his favorite?a pearl, perfect and pure?and Roake vows never to tarnish her with the dark sexual knowledge he gleaned from a life at sea.

Yet every breath his ...

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Overview

For her transgression, she will pay—with screams of forbidden pleasure.

After a lifetime of hard work, Captain Roake Barbenoir finally has all he has ever wanted. Wealth, social position, and the epitome of an ideal wife, the beautiful and well-born Jenesta. Of all his treasures, she is his favorite—a pearl, perfect and pure—and Roake vows never to tarnish her with the dark sexual knowledge he gleaned from a life at sea.

Yet every breath his sweet wife takes arouses an urge to watch her come apart under the onslaught of his passion. But she must never know of the lust-filled, almost demonic cravings fighting for release in his soul. To make her privy to them would be to lose her warm regard.

Each time Jenesta feels she and her enigmatic husband are growing closer, Roake withdraws behind a cold, unreadable mask. Perhaps if she knew him better, knew more of his past, she could learn how to win his heart. The answers surely lie behind the locked door of Roake’s east-wing retreat. The one he has forbidden her to enter.

Jenesta’s defiance of his one simple rule cannot go unpunished. For her transgression, she will pay—with screams of pleasure; sweet, exquisite pain; and perhaps with the loss of what she wants most. Roake, and his love.

Warning: No demure Regency here! Graphic and explicit everything, including language and sex of all varieties (as could be expected from an Alpha male more accustomed to bordellos than ballrooms) and, be warned, your grandmother’s pearls will never look the same to you again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599981895
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/24/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 60
  • Sales rank: 293,517
  • File size: 566 KB

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  • Posted September 9, 2010

    A good read

    This is a short story that is about 35 pages but it packs a punch. If you enjoy a more erotic approach to a sweet love story then this is good for you. But it is explicit in a sexual nature, that is your warning. The characters were well developed for a short story and it wasn't the typical scenes that are in stories such as these. It surprised me with how well it was written and how much I enjoyed it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2010

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    Wish this was longer, but very well done as is.

    Wow! This was a very short hot book! It was free for my E-reader and I'm so glad I picked it up. First it was very well written with a lot of emoitonal depth that you don't normally fine in 1. short books and 2. erotica books. This author has launched herself onto my must read list. Warning: This book is very graphic with BDSM.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2013

    Steamy short story

    I started reading this story late one night and I couldn't put the book down. It was a great read. This short story steamed up my reading glasses! I was able to relate to the main characters and I was sympathetic to the heroine's dilemma of her budding sexuality and her place as a noblewoman in 19th century English society. My only gripe is that I wish the story were longer. I would have loved to have read more on the hero's background.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    WANTED MORE!

    that the problem with shorts, just as you get into it - its over! characters were interesting enough to wonder how they progressed after finally being open with each other. only 3 stars because its only 50 pages.

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  • Posted November 17, 2010

    great read, too short

    I too wish this was filled out into a full length novel.

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  • Posted September 23, 2010

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    Interesting but not great

    The writing style got a bit confusing but for the most part if you're just looking to read about some sex this is the book for you. The storyline is decent but the ending is a bit drawn out.

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  • Posted September 21, 2010

    Interesting

    Very short story, may have been a sample for an actual novel? Not sure. If you like to read about out of the very ordinary sexual exploits, this might be up your alley, but it's not really up mine. It is not really distasteful, just doesn't trip my trigger.

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  • Posted September 6, 2010

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    Great short story, wish it were fleshed out to be a novel

    I do not usually enjoy historal romance stories/novels. However, this was a great erotic short story that would be even better if was to be expanded to a novel.

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